Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the pills that bring a pregnancy to an end. it's a radical and controversial step. the law on abortion is very different in northern ireland. it's only allowed in highly restricted circumstances. so only a small number of medical abortions using tablets will be provided here. many other women will still have to travel if they want a termination. because they won't meet the legal requirements in northern ireland. >> i think there will still be a lot of women that have to come to the u.k. because they don't need the legal cry tia of currently in northern ireland. so we'll be treating very small numbers of women. but actually we still want to offer those women choice and access to really good health care and advice. >> abortion provokes a particularly heated debate in northern ireland. it's so heavily restricted that many believe it's entirely illegal. official figures show between 30 and 40 a year are carried out by the m.h.s. the government is facing pressure to publish up to date guidelines. pro life campaigners say this clinic is a blatant challenge to the values of northern ireland.
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
ministry suggesting that the chinese telecommunications companies operate within the law, but they have gained their success through their own commercial competitiveness and that they should not be singled out by u.s. congressional committees for criticism in this way. so it appears the chinese government is already lining up in defense. this is a damning report from an official body singling out two companies by name and suggesting that they simply have not done enough over the course of this investigation to demonstrate that they are free from influence from beijing. >> my understanding is the foreign ministry has done slightly more than just condemn this. have they not said this is the result of some kind of prejudice in america of chinese companies? >> in a sense, that is in the context in which there is a kind of growing focus on the issues of their trade and open access. i think we are beginning to get the sense that china feels, particularly in the run-up to the u.s. presidential election, that it is being unfairly targeted. i think the foreign ministry statement times with some
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
countries to reunite almost all european continents. freedom, democracy. rule of law and respect for human rights are the ones that people all over the world aspire to. >> but the e.u. has won the peace prize in the midst of an acute financial crisis which has led to violent demonstrations in greece and spain. in europe, all divisions are reopening. perhaps that's why the european -- the nobel committee wants to boost it, prevent it from fragmenting. >> well, it's turned up a lot of discussion. we'll be going to the self-appointed capital of the e.u., brussels in a moment. first of all, we're going to catch you up on other stories making headlines around the world. idea's winner of the nobel prize for literature says he hoping the compatriot who won two years ago would soon be freed as he was jailed in 2009 and serving an 11-year sentence for inciting subversion of to the power. >> and the president's mohammed to remove the country's top prosecutor. as a farce, the president's move follows an angry public response to the acquittal of a group of supporters of the outgoing regime. reducing t